Staff at Limerick colleges get notice about new moves on co-operation

Posted in Governance and administration on April 5th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“All staff at University of Limerick, LIT and Mary Immaculate college have received communication this Friday from the three presidents informing them that an Oxford professor is to help the three colleges facilitate ‘maximum co-operation’ …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 5 April]

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LIT Ennis Forge Transition Agreement with ECFE

Posted in Governance and administration on March 28th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT), Ennis Campus, and the Ennis College of Further Education (ECFE) have just signed an agreement that will provide a seamless transition for ECFE graduates to LIT Ennis …” (more)

[Clare FM, 27 March]

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Minister McHugh to visit Limerick to turn the sod on €11.57million investment under Project Ireland 2040 at LIT Coonagh

Posted in Governance and administration on February 22nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD today (Friday February 22nd), visited Limerick Institute of Technology to turn the sod on the brownfield site of LIT’s new engineering-focused Coonagh campus as part of Project Ireland 2040 …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 22 February]

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Limerick Institute of Technology confirms plans for new Ennis campus

Posted in Governance and administration on February 12th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Limerick Institute of Technology has confirmed its plans to open a new campus in Ennis on foot of a proposed capital investment. This Tuesday, LIT confirmed it intends to open a new facility on Bindon Street in Ennis following a proposed capital investment of €750,000 by Clare County Council …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 12 February]

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LIT To Develop 500-Student Ennis Campus

Posted in Governance and administration on January 28th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Limerick Institute of Technology is to secure an Ennis campus, with the capacity for 500 students. The college has been offering courses in the county town for the past 15 years, with three degree programmes currently on offer here …” (more)

[Clare FM, 28 January]

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Institutes of Technology Funding

Posted in Governance and administration on January 24th, 2019 by steve

IrelandDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the capital investment allocated to each institute of technology and university for the years 2019 to 2021, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 23 January]

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Limerick IT president challenges the ‘current blueprint’ for third level education

Posted in Governance and administration on October 31st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The President of the Limerick Institute of Technology has challenged the current blueprint for third level education, as he revealed that 95% of last year’s LIT graduating class either went directly into employment or on further study. At the opening 2018 conferring ceremony in the LIT Moylish Campus this Wednesday, Professor Vincent Cunnane questioned whether the Government’s Hunt Report, first published in 2011, was still relevant for the sector and the challenges it now faces …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 31 October]

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Limerick IT awarded funding to work towards technological university status

Posted in Governance and administration on October 16th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Limerick Institute of Technology has been allocated €50,000 in funding from the Department of Education to work towards acquiring technological university status. According to the Department, the funding aims to ‘strengthen collaborative regional clustering and co-operation between higher education and further education and training institutions, including on a cross-border basis, and multi-campus integration’ …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 16 October]

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Technological Universities Should Bring Out the Best of Both Sectors

Posted in Governance and administration on September 16th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The technological education sector has been part of the landscape in Ireland for a long time. In the case of my own institution, Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT), we trace our roots to the foundation of the Limerick Athenaeum in 1852, founded with the aim of being ‘open to all, irrespective of class, creed or cultural background’ …” (more)

[Vincent Cunnane, University Times, 15 September]

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Construction begins at Limerick IT’s new campus as funding of €11.6m confirmed

Posted in Governance and administration on September 15th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Construction work has started on Limerick Institute of Technology’s new €14m engineering campus. The development, which is expected to create around 100 permanent jobs and 134 construction jobs, will see the Moylish-based IT open a new engineering-focused campus beside Tesco at Coonagh Cross, with the first students expected a year from now …” (more)

[Limerick Leader, 14 September]

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Limerick Institute of Technology sets out stall with five-year strategic plan

Posted in Governance and administration on May 10th, 2018 by steve

“Limerick Institute of Technology has launched an ambitious five-year plan aiming to invest €150 million on infrastructure, increase student numbers and position the institute as a Technological University after 2022 …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 10 May]

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Limerick Institute of Technology to become a Technological University after 2022

Posted in Governance and administration on May 8th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A new five-year plan aims to see Limerick Institute of Technology become a leading Technological University while growing student numbers and maintaining its autonomy. LIT has unveiled a new strategic plan which aims to position the institute to the forefront of the Irish Higher Education system …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 8 May]

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Institutes of Technology – Limerick Institute of Technology, Thurles

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on April 26th, 2018 by steve

Jackie Cahill (Tipperary, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the courses on offer at Limerick Institute of Technology, Thurles; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 24 April]

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Words I Want to Ban Too

Posted in Teaching on January 2nd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“My STYLE GUIDE that I expect students to use includes tiresome words to be avoided when producing essays for third level. I borrow from Northern Michigan’s Lake Superior State University 43rd Annual List. The 2017 list of phrases not to be used include the following: – Let me ask you this; – unpack; …” (more)

[Inside View, 1 January]

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Limerick IT president’s warning on college loan risks

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on November 6th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The president of LIT has warned of the dangers of financing third level education with income-contingent loans (ICLs), describing it as a potential significant barrier to education. Professor Vincent Cunnane made the comments during his speech at Limerick Institute of Technology’s graduation ceremony last Thursday …” (more)

[Maria Flannery, Limerick Leader, 6 November]

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#OPHELIA: Schools across Limerick set to remain closed on Monday

Posted in Governance and administration on October 15th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“… The University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College have also confirmed they will also remain closed, while a scheduled appearance by celebrity chef, Catherine Fulvio at LIT’s Millennium Theatre has also been cancelled …” (more)

[David Hurley, Limerick Leader, 15 October]

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LIT lecturers protest over damage caused by funding crisis

Posted in Governance and administration on September 27th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Limerick Institute of Technology lecturers today staged a lunchtime protest outside their place of work over the funding crisis facing their sector. The protests were organised by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI), which represents over 4,000 lecturing and research staff in Institutes of Technology …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 27 September]

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Third level students want apprenticeships not loans

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on August 1st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Academic qualifications that include an apprenticeship module are not getting enough support at a time when Institutes of Technology are floundering financially, members of Limerick City and County Council were told …” (more)

[Bernie English, Limerick Post, 31 July]

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Limerick IT secures permission for €14m campus

Posted in Governance and administration on July 13th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Planners have cleared the way for the Limerick Institute of Technology to open a new engineering campus. In a move which will see 100 permanent jobs and 134 construction jobs, the Moylish-based college is to open a new engineering-focussed campus beside Tesco at Coonagh Cross …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 12 July]

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LIT granted full planning for Coonagh Campus development

Posted in Governance and administration on July 12th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The decision by An Bord Pleanala to grant Limerick Institute of Technology full planning permission for construction of a new engineering-focused campus at Coonagh on the Northside of the city has been broadly welcomed …” (more)

[Andrew Carey, Limerick Post, 12 July]

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